Electrical and Automation Systems

Holistic Systems Expertise

Makes us fit for the future

In close collaboration with our customers we design tailored solutions und implement advanced technologies in line with customer requirements enabling complete automation and digitalization. 

As one of the world’s largest system integrators in the metallurgical business, we combine our Operational Technology (OT) with the Information Technology (IT) of SMS digital.

X-Pact® world leading automation know-how

The whole is more than the sum of its parts

Our modular electrics and automation packages - a key success factor in realizing even complex plants. 
X-Pact® ensures all your plant parts complement each other perfectly - from energy supply and distribution through drive technology, instruments, and automation to production planning.

Development > Design > Manufacturing > Testing > Commissioning > Service

Coordinated Power Supply

Medium and low-voltage switchgears, distribution and furnace transformers, compensation equipment (SVC), filter circuits, switched-mode power supply units

  • All components - from the power grid to the power supply and the mechanical actuators - optimized and geared to your process requirements
  • Low investment and operating costs due to reduced power dissipation
  • Only the best suppliers selected

Matched precisely to your plant requirements

Drive transformers, converters, motors, torque drives

  • Only the best suppliers selected
  • Dimensioning of the drive trains based on real process requirements derived from SMS group's own pass schedules
  • X-Pact® Drive low-voltage frequency converters as an integral part of X-Pact® electrics and automation

X-Shape Flatness Measuring System as an example

Applications in hot and cold rolling mills as well strip processing lines for steel including Si-steel and stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, etc.

  • Maintenance-free roll for all applications
  • Closed roll surface with different surface hardnesses and/or coatings available
  • Application up to a strip temperature of
    200°C - for higher temperatures under proving (for hot rolling)
  • More than 60 references since 2006

Basic automation and control systems

What comes together in our automation systems is our many years of experience in mechanical equipment plus the know-how from hundreds of units built for our customers worldwide.

  • Electrical and automation solutions tailored to the requirements of the metallurgical and rolling mill industry
  • Pre-optimized systems tested under real-life conditions for both new plants and modernizations

Technological process models, process sequencing, and reporting

Crucial to increasing the yield of modern plants are process automation systems. They are based on mathematical and physical models.

  • The same models which are used to design the plant are integrated in the plant automation
  • Optimal process guidance and maximum production levels
  • Improved and stable production process
  • High production flexibility
  • Support for the development of new products
  • An intelligent connection and systematic networking of knowledge and data with X-Pact® Process Guidance

Production planning and control with X-Pact® MES 4.0

Also developed by SMS, the Manufacturing Execution System X-Pact® MES 4.0 gives you all the tools you need for production planning and control for all production units in your plant

  • Optimum production sequence with minimum set-up time and efficient energy consumption
  • Optimum targets for the production of maximum quality with efficient utilization of materials and the saving of plant resources
  • Intelligent strategies for alternative measures in case of malfunctions
  • Comprehensive data collection and evaluation for creation of potential improvements
Tailored digital solutions, metallurgical process knowledge, technological know-how as well as complete system competence along the entire process chain.
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Products & Solutions

Our modular automation packages work outstandingly along the entire metallurgical process chain, from the initial planning of a new plant, trough upgrading and modernizing.

We offer not only general products and solutions for all plant types, but also specific plant-related solutions.

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Plug & Work

Faster commissioning with Plug & Work

Our Electrics and Automation Division carries out extensive integration tests on your system, and also instructs your personnel on how to operate it. Long before installation at your facility the automation system is tested and optimized under near-reality conditions, using a simulation model that maps the entire mechanics, drive technology, and process.

It’s an added advantage that SMS group employees train your future operators on the original control panels. This involves virtual production where your personnel gets to know the functions of the plant and how to use it in realistic operation situations. As a result, Plug & Work ensures a rapid runup of your plant.

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Operation and visualization

Our X-Pact® Vision Operation and Visualization concept covers every demand of a modern, highly automated plant.

This set of highly optimized features enables operators to control and enhance complex plant processes at any time. Web based reporting allows the process access everywhere.

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Keeping pace with the market requirements is an ongoing challenge for producers in general. The overcapacity in the world’s steel production tells us that new plants will only be built to a limited extent.

The producers will more thoroughly check their existing facilities and investigate modernization scenarios to suit their strategic positioning in the market. World class suppliers like SMS group may assist with their vast experience and work out roadmaps together with the plant users.

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As a globally leading manufacturer of metallurgical plants, we supply flexible, fairly priced, and tailor-made solutions based on profound expertise.

They meet all requirements of today’s metallurgical plant and rolling mill technology. This is how we make companies worldwide fit for future challenges and opportunities, also by providing cutting-edge electrical and automation systems. Positive feedback from our customers after numerous successfully implemented projects confirms the effectiveness of our modernization concepts.

Check out our references to see for yourself how many greenfield projects and revamps we have successfully completed since 2000.

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Did you know that we have over 1000 employees working worldwide for our Electrics and Automation division? Whatever you are looking for, with our X-Pact® electrical and automation systems we are perfectly placed to meet all your automation requirements.

SMS group GmbH - Düsseldorf

Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Phone: +49 211 881 0
Fax: +49 211 881 4902
Mail: communications(at)

SMS group S.p.A.

Via Udine, 103
33017 Tarcento (Udine)
Tarcento, Italia

Phone: +39 0432 799111
Fax: +39 0432 784556

SMS group LLC Service Workshop in Chelyabinsk

Eniseiskaya Street, 48 B, Bld.2,
454010 Chelyabinsk Region
Chelyabinsk, Росси́я

Phone: +7 351 779 30 16

SMS group Inc. - Corporate Office

100 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5852
Pittsburgh, United States

Phone: +1 412 231 1200
Fax: +1 412 231 3995
Mail: info.technicalservices(at)

SMS India Pvt. Ltd. - Headquarters

286 Udyog Vihar, Phase II
Gurgaon 122 016
Gurgaon, India

Phone: +91 124 435 1500
Fax: + 91 124 4351703
Mail: info-india(at)

SMS India Pvt. Ltd. - Kolkata

Kolkata Office
RDB Boulevard, 5th Floor, Unit - D, Plot Nr. K-1,
Block-EP & GP Sector V
Kolkata 700 091 , West Bengal
Kolkata, India

Phone: +91 33 6622 1500
Fax: +91 33 6622 1500

SMS Siemag Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

18/F, Juanshi Tiandi Tower A, A50-1 Wangjing Xilu
100102, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P. R. China
Beijing, 中华

Phone: +86 10 5907 7100
Mail: info-china(at)

Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf

Christian Geerkens
Executive Vice President
Phone: +49 211 881 6710
Fax: +49 211 881 776710

18th Floor, Juanshitiandi Tower A
Jia No. 50-1, Wangjing Xilu
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100102 China

Christoph Stappenbeck
Vice President
Phone: +86 10 5907 7126
Fax: +86 10 5907 7141

286 Udyog Vihar, Phase II
Gurgaon 122 016

Keshav Kumar Gaur
Phone: +91 124 435 1781
Fax: +91 124 435 1605

Sanjay Mathur
Phone: +91 124 435 1796
Fax: +91 995 809 0642

Via Udine, 103
33017 Tarcento (Udine) Italy

Stefano Venturini
Phone: +39 0432 799364
Fax: +39 0432 799388

Francesco Fabris
Phone: +39 0432 799484
Fax: +39 0432 548154

100 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5852
United States

Matt Korzi
Phone: +1 412 237 8523
Fax: +1 412 231 3995

706 office, 159 Kirova Street,
454091 Chelyabinsk

Alexey Kuydin
Phone: +7 351 779 3016
Fax: +7 351 779 3015

X-Pact® Service

Individual life cycle services for your plant

Our service for electrical and automation systems is tailor-made

Quite rightly, our customers expect not only holistic, efficient, and future-compatible automation solutions from us. They also rely on prompt assistance in case of plant disruptions. That’s why we are represented around the globe and always there for you. Some of your options are:

  • 24/7 hotline
  • Remote and on-site service
  • Availability enhancements
  • Scheduled service
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SMSgroup Mayr, Gerald

Gerald Mayr

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrics/Automation
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf

Phone : +49 211 881 4900